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ZIP / Postal Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine, State of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
How did you hear about our EB-5 Program?
Why do you want to participate in the EB5 Program?:
Historical & Financial Information
For how many years has your franchise been in operation?
How many locations do you currently have in operation?
Do you have an Item 19 Financial Performance Statement?
Please provide us with your Item 19 Financial Performance Statement.
Do you have a strong track record of success with an attrition rate of less than 20?
Please provide your current Franchise Disclosure Document
Have you exhibited and sustained a strong financial performance over the most recent five (5) years?
i.e., performance robust enough to meet the equivalent of an annual rent and debt service commitment of $80,000). Also, an 8% fee on the invested funds shall be paid annually to contributing parties. Unit franchise locations must be able to support this.
Have you demonstrated an ability to increase your value by 10% and retain your salability over a period of at least four (4) years?
Do you have any SBA loan defaults?
What is your current SBA ranking status?
What is the total cost of an average unit?
Do you have an employment record in the last three (3) years of over ten (10) full-time positions with all staff working legally in the US?
Are you able to generate and sustain sufficient qualifying jobs to meet the ongoing requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)?
Currently a minimum of ten (10) full-time positions at a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours per week.
Foreign Investor Information
Will you allow a non-US citizen to purchase the franchise?
What are the guidelines to accomplish this?
Does your franchise agreement allow for foreign investors, provided they have an operations manager who is an American citizen?
If a personal guarantee is required, will you accept it from the foreign investor?
Will you agree to a potential transfer of the business to the participating manager or a new franchisee after the end of the five (5)-year immigration approval process?
Training & Operations
Does the business operate out of a physical location?
Are you able to offer location services?
Can you provide support in finding qualified participating managers for the franchise units?
Will you agree to assist in training the asset management company’s representative on franchise brand specifics?
Describe your initial training of a new franchisee in detail. Please provide an outline of the training in laymen’s terms.
What new store or grand opening training do you offer?
Will you be able to designate a Franchise Consultant Representative to provide additional support and advice on the operations of the franchise to the asset management company’s staff and team?
Describe your ongoing support of your franchisees. Please state specifics.
What online training resources are available for a franchisee to access on demand?
Describe your oversight, accountability, and tracking processes for your franchisees. Please state specifics.
Do you have robust back end systems to electronically view the financial strengths of the franchisee’s unit?
Is this system one that can be viewed remotely?
Do you have well-developed marketing materials and brochures?
What systems do you have to help the franchisee manage and run their daily business?
Please check all that apply
Inventory ordering and theft control
Point of Sale
Customer data collection system
Appointment system for customers, appointment reminders
Employee scheduling, vacation time accrual, time off requests
Marketing and promotions management system
Time clock system
Learning and Training system
Employee bonus and incentive tracking systems
Site selection real estate experts
A construction manager to oversee construction
Build out checklist
Store opening checklist
Technology support systems
Customer satisfaction and loyalty systems
Franchise Broker Association Requirements
Do you work with franchise brokers?
Are you currently a member of the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA)?
Would you agree to become a member of the FBA if approved for the program?
Are you willing to pay the minimum franchise broker referral fee of $20,000?
Additional Information & Requirements
Have you been ranked on any franchise listings?
What is the average length of time that a franchisee stays in your system?
Please provide third party references of industry viability and statistics.
Does your system have Regional and Master franchises to help support local franchisees? If not, how do you provide regional support?
Do you have a franchisees satisfaction report from Franchise Training Institute?
Are you willing to get a franchisee satisfaction report from Franchise Training Institute?
Please provide a list of the insurances you current require franchisees to hold.
Will you be willing to provide a letter indicating the franchise’s willingness to commit to the program by executive leadership of the franchise?
Sample documents will be provided for you by the FBA.
Number of Franchises Sold in 2013
Passing score is above 12.
Number of Franchises Sold in 2012
Passing score is above 12.
Number of Franchise Units in the System
Passing score is above 100.
Validation of Franchisee Satisfaction with System – Must have a Franchise Research Institute Survey with a passing score
Passing score is 70% or higher.
SBA Loan Default Report Number
Passing score is below 30%.
SBA Loan Charge off as Bad Debt Number
Passing score is below 10%.
Number of Bankruptcies, Judgments, Financial Actions from a Bank in the last 10 Years.
Provide supporting details for any. None is preferred.
Years in Operation
10+ is preferred.
Years in Franchising
10+ is preferred.
Number of Terminations in Past 2 Years
Less than 20% is preferred.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.